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Maintaining Identity Quotes


"Efficiency obliterates identity" - William Greider

"Without dignity, identity is erased." - Laura Hillenbrand

"My hair is my identity." - Ethan Zohn

"Materialism is an identity crisis." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I got Twitter identity theft." - Elizabeth Banks

"children need truly evolved people - not other, larger children - as parents. Therefore, don't have a child until you've forged your own identity, can support yourself, and have already begun the work of creating or maintaining an extended family." - Phyllis Chesler

"Identity can be so gelatinous sometimes." - Neil Gaiman

"Essentially, yoga means dissolving your identity." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Without style, there can be no identity." - John Kinsella

"To accept duality is to earn identity." - Joss Whedon

"My newspaper job ... is my identity." - Roger Ebert

"Existence is Identity, Consciousness is Identification." - Ayn Rand

"The best artists transcend nationality and identity." - Rula Jebreal

"A people must have dignity and identity." - Andrew Goodman

"There is no German identity without Auschwitz," - Joachim Gauck

"Identity is an assemblage of constellations." - Anna Deavere Smith

"The building's identity resided in the ornament." - Louis Sullivan

"I have no issues with my identity." - Rashida Jones

"I can't give up my own identity." - Shirley Maclaine

"Maintaining peace with God is more important than keeping pace with someone else." - Andy Stanley

"Surviving a tough situation means staying in the fight and maintaining a warrior's mindset." - Joe Teti

"When maintaining a relationship means diminishing your self, it's time to walk." - Dov Davidoff

"Identity is not found, the way Pharaoh's daughter found Moses in the bulrushes. Identity is built." - Margaret Halsey

"Your gender identity is who you are. Sexual identity is who you bounce that off of." - Andrew Solomon

"My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim." - Dalia Mogahed

"Maintaining the relationship. But there's also physical temptation and being on the same spiritual level, which can be difficult." - Kevin Jonas

"Whatever success we have had in maintaining our culture has been instrumental in Intel's success in surviving strategic inflection points." - Andy Grove

"Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor." - Stephen Hawking

"I have my own identity as a player." - Carmelo Anthony

"Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity." - Erich Fromm

"Dessert doesn't count if you eat under an assumed identity." - Valerie Harper

"Fervent prayer keeps your true identity in focus." - Priscilla Shirer

"Our identity is fictional, written by parents, relatives, education, society." - Genesis P-Orridge

"Identity politics is the mother's milk of the Democratic Left." - Charles Krauthammer

"Obama gets his identity and his ideology from his father." - Dinesh D'Souza

"Soul or Intelligence destined to possess the sense of Identity." - Helen Vendler

"Taste, like identity, has value only when there are differences," - Carlo Petrini

"Identity is something that you are constantly earning." - Joss Whedon

"The eye the point where a person's identity is concentrated." - Milan Kundera

"Clarifying your identity helps you just talk to ladies." - Jack Black

"All bands are in danger of losing their identity. Constantly." - Alex Scally

"To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity" - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"This identity is neither coincidental nor self-evident." - Moshe Goshen-Gottstein

"The actor has a constant problem of personal identity." - Cyril Cusack

"My essential identity is that of a writer." - Athol Fugard

"To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Western world is having an identity crisis." - Marianne Williamson

"All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity." - Bryant H Mcgill

"In a way, our family is our modern identity." - Susanne Bier

"Becoming a vampire means completely changing your identity." - Park Chan-wook

"Individualism and mobility are at the core of American identity" - Deborah Tall

"The narrative constructs the identity of the character, what can be called his or her narrative identity, in constructing that of the story told. It is the identity of the story that makes the identity of the character." - Paul Ricoeur

"Obama gets his identity and his ideology from his father." - Dinesh Dsouza

"The illusion of selfhood, ego, a separate identity is false." - Frederick Lenz

"To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"It is dangerous if our identity as a leader becomes more important than our identity as a child of God." - Patrick Lencioni

"People are created in God's image. Homosexuality is an identity adopted through societal factors. It's an identity disorder." - Christine O'Donnell

"I didn't have an identity. It was manufactured. My identity now? It was written on the wall by ancient forces." - Robert Downey Jr

"Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation, violence is the natural recourse." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Society imposes an identity on you because of the way you look. Your struggle as a self has to do with an identity being imposed on you that you know is not your identity." - Vijay Seshadri

"Your ethnic or sexual identity, what region of the country you're from, what your class is - those aspects of your identity are not the same as your aesthetic identity." - Stanley Crouch

"The joy is in creating, not maintaining." - Vince Lombardi

"You've recognised a fundamental feature of an addict's life. Maintaining your habit is so important you've no real interest in anything else." - Marian Keyes

"My weight always fluctuates by 10 pounds. After trying Atkins and doing Nutrisystem a few times, now I'm just focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle rather than dieting." - Miranda Lambert

"Crassus was in the habit of maintaining that nobody should be called rich who was not able to maintain an army on his income." - Ronald Syme

"The sheer number of government employees and welfare recipients effectively transforms the purpose of government from maintaining order to confiscating as much as possible from vulnerable taxpayers." - James Bovard

"Every extension of the functions and power of the State beyond its primary duty of maintaining peace and justice should be scrutinized with jealous vigilance." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose." - Bible

"Optimism," said Cacambo, "What is that?" "Alas!" replied Candide, "It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst." - Voltaire

"I think it's always challenging to look at a script and make it your own while maintaining the sense of what the style of the show is." - David Boreanaz

"James Baldwin is one of the greatest, North American writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. A prolific writer and a brilliant social critic, he foreshadowed the destructive trends happening now in the whole Western world and beyond, while always maintaining a sense of humanistic hope and dignity. He explored palpable, yet unspoken, intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies and the inevitable, if unnameable, tensions with personal identity, assumptions, uncertainties, yearning, and questing." - Raoul Peck

"There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender; that identity is performatively constituted by the very expressions that are said to be its results." - Judith Butler

"Then my life crashed and burned down: trials, men, drama, no self-love, no identity. A little identity, but not a lot of love for myself, my life." - Mary J Blige

"Language is the expression of ideas, and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas they cannot retain an identity of language." - Noah Webster

"Growing has no connection with audience. Audience has no connection with identity. Identity has no connection with a universe. A universe has no connection with human nature." - Gertrude Stein

"To me, the most interesting part of 'True Blood' is that the entire crux of the show is based on identity and finding your true identity." - Marshall Allman

"Most Jews, like most rational persons, know that their personal identity and their ethnic identity are not one and the same." - David Novak

"There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender... identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results." - Judith Butler

"It's no wonder the Tory Party opposed identity cards, since so many of them struggle to find an identity at all." - Rory Bremner

"All that remains is the mad desire for present identity through a woman." - Max Frisch

"When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes." - Paige Rense

"Science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identity, in the most remote parts." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard." - Ambrose Bierce

"Truth is verifiable only by identity with it and not by knowing about it." - David Hawkins

"Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life." - Joseph Campbell

"in New York there's such diversity that there's no one central identity; everyone is marginal." - Vivian Gornick

"The stronger the identity, the more it imprisons, the more it resists expansion, interpretation, renewal, contradiction." - Rem Koolhaas

"Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character." - Rick Warren

"Criticism is no threat to your self-esteem or identity, but rather informs you." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Your identity is like your shadow: not always visible and yet always present." - Fausto Cercignani

"For every day we don't unlock our own value, we remain plugged into our other identity." - Chris Brogan

"Everyone has an identity. One of their own, and one for show." - Jacqueline Susann

"Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but rather by what one owns." - Jimmy Carter

"Ah, if only I had brought a cigar with me! This would have established my identity." - Charles Dickens

"Every application will be designed from the ground up to use real identity and friends." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Stigma is a process by which the reaction of others spoils normal identity." - Erving Goffman

"There is a powerful desire by majorities to assert a religious identity for the country." - Jack Balkin

"Our identity rests in God's relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ." - Brennan Manning

"Percentages! Those are for economists, polls, and politicians. Percentages can't define your identity." - Mary E. Pearson

"I must identify myself with Africa. Then I will have an identity." - Fela Kuti

"What passes for identity in America is a series of myths about one's heroic ancestors." - James A Baldwin

"Identity is not inherent. It is shaped by circumstance and sensitivity and resistance to self-pity." - Dorothy West

"Identity is memory; when memory disappears, the self dissolves and love with it." - John Lahr

"Treating an identity as an illness invites real illness to make a braver stand." - Andrew Solomon

"Identity itself should be not a smug label or a gold medal but a revolution." - Andrew Solomon

"Anybody who has an identity problem had better wise up and get with the program!" - Jack Handey

"Viral videos arent just about being funny. Theyre about identity creation." - Ricky Van Veen

"The disciple is rich not in possessions, but in personal identity." - Oswald Chambers

"You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ." - Rick Warren

"With every character, you alter, you can't be attached to your own identity." - Nicole Kidman

"A corporation like Enron is a person with a legal identity and no ethical accountability." - Doug Berry

"It's our landscape which defines our identity and it's what I'm most grateful for." - Mick Dodson

"Like other forms of stealing, identity theft leaves the victim poor and feeling terribly violated." - George W Bush

"That charity fund, inside and outside Scotland is a very important identity of Celtic Football Club." - Fergus McCann

"[A]n important new book. . . . Professor Akerlof and Rachel Kranton have invented Identity Economics." - Daniel Finkelstein

"Your backpack is a part of your identity as a student." - Blake Mycoskie

"I have to say that the identity of a fashion designer is international today." - Sonia Rykiel

"Sometimes I try to lose my identity, and I can't get rid of it!" - Pat Metheny

"As image-bearers of God, human beings likewise create in ways that reflect our identity." - David Kim

"Our identity was bestowed upon us by God and when humanity rebelled against God, we were divorced from the source of our identity. In this vacuum, work can wrongfully become the source of our identity wreaking havoc on our lives and work. Work was never meant to carry the weight of our identity." - David Kim

"I think identity issues have their place in the workplace, less so personal behaviors." - Steven Petrow

"Knowing the identity of the leaker helps you analyze the likelihood that the material is real." - Gene Weingarten

"A whole lot of the way identity politics has gone seems to me to deny empathy." - Cleve Jones

"I haven't made art about Israel. There's a covert subtext of Jewish identity in my artwork." - Jill Soloway

"Reconciliation and forgiveness is inextricably linked to the identity and unity we develop as a nation." - Joni Madraiwiwi

"I suggest the importance of developing common identity in overcoming the negative consequences of polarization." - Brian Mistler

"A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The strongest force in the universe is a human being living consistently with his identity." - Anthony Robbins

"We want to change the identity of Delhi from Generator Capital to Power Generation Capital." - Narendra Modi

"Our identity in the world must change from Scam India to Skill India." - Narendra Modi

"Sport taught me how to goal set, it really gave me a voice and identity." - Mia Hamm

"Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of a sympathetic life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Brand handling synergy means developing and communicating your company's values and identity consistently." - Martin Lindstrom

"If you dont love, youve lost your distinction, definition, uniqueness, and identity." - Judah Smith

"Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be." - Orson Scott Card

"This story of loss and regaining of identity is, I think, the framework of all literature." - Northrop Frye

"For the Arabs in Israel there is always a tension between nationality and identity." - Mahmoud Darwish

"Consular cards are easily obtained with no proof of true identity and are easily forged." - Elton Gallegly

"I think that people post to social media to help shape their public identity." - Eli Pariser

"Absolute nakedness was intrusive, confusing to the senses. Paradoxically, it both revealed and diminished identity." - P D James

"The theme of Death is to Poetry what Mistaken Identity is to Drama." - Dannie Abse

"When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death." - Dennis Quaid

"The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes." - Sallust

"Viral videos aren't just about being funny. They're about identity creation." - Ricky Van Veen

"I don't cover my face because I want to show my identity." - Malala Yousafzai

"Everyone has an identity crisis when they are 16 or 17 years old." - Sara Zarr

"It took me many years to understand that my identity is more Israeli than Jewish." - Mili Avital

"I dream of a free, democratic, peaceful Tunisia, a country that can protect its developing identity." - Rashid Alghannushi

"As soon as you 'Botox' your smile lines away, you lose part of your identity." - Nigel Barker

"Early on, New York already had a national and even international identity." - Ron Chernow



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